COVID-19 Testing, Tracing, and Results

Information changes frequently. Please check back to this page often.

As of April 8, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., a Stay-at-Home order is in effect for all of Ontario, including Huron Perth. This means that you must stay at home and only go out for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated or for COVID-19 testing), for outdoor exercise or walking pets, attending childcare, or for work that cannot be done remotely. Businesses must ensure that all employees work from home if they can.

Do not travel outside your region, or the province, unless absolutely necessary. Learn more about the public health measures and restrictions during the state of emergency and Stay-at-Home order

Getting tested

The province has prioritized testing for:

  • those with COVID-19 symptoms
  • those who have been instructed by public health to get tested
  • those eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care. This includes people visiting at long-term care homes.

People who are household members of a sick person who is going for testing DO NOT also need to go for a test unless otherwise advised by their family doctor or public health. 

If you have no symptoms (asymptomatic) and meet certain criteria, you may be able to get a test at select pharmacies.  Learn more about COVID-19 test and testing location information.


How to get tested

  • If you are unsure if you need to be tested for COVID-19 complete the Ontario government’s Online Assessment tool.
  • Call your primary healthcare provider or contact the community assessment centres directly to book an appointment. If you meet the criteria to get tested at a pharmacy, contact the pharmacy directly. Use this searchable list of COVID-19 Testing Locations.
  • Assessment centres are managed by local primary care under the Ontario Health agency. HPPH provides the following list of local assessment centres for community information, but please contact a local assessment centre for more information.
Locations of Huron Perth COVID-19 Community Testing Centres
Location Contact information Hours of operation How to get a test

Stratford [operated by Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance] 

Rotary Complex - Hall D

353 McCarthy Rd., Stratford

Monday - Friday

9 am - 5 pm:
519-272-8210 Ext. 2747

Monday - Friday:
9:15 am - 8:30 pm


  • Appointment required; use the online booking form or call between 9 am - 5 pm to request an appointment. 
  • Will accommodate self-referral.
  • Only testing available.

Stratford Huron and Matilda Shoppers Drug Mart (only tests eligible people without symptoms)

511 Huron St., Stratford (Huron and Matilda)


Monday - Sunday: 8 am - 10 pm

Listowel Outpatient Building,

285 Sarah Ave N., Listowel 


Monday & Tuesday:
8:30 am - 6 pm

Wednesday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm

  • Call ahead for instructions; by appointment only.
  • Please call between 10am-3pm to schedule an appointment.
  • Online booking available

Grand Bend Assessment Centre

69 Main Street, East Grand Bend

Ext. 111

Monday - Friday

1:30 - 4 pm

  • Call to book an appointment or go online to complete an appointment request form.
  • Drive-up available. People without vehicles will also be accommodated. 
  • Will accept self referrals.
  • Only testing available.


Recreation and Community Centre

180 McDonald St., Goderich

Ext. 263

Monday - Friday

10 am - 4 pm

  • By appointment only.

  • Self-referrals accepted.
  • Call to book an appointment.
  • Assessment and testing available.
  • After hours: If you are calling your local healthcare provider after hours, please follow their instructions.
  • If you require further support to arrange testing (for example, you can't get to an assessment centre), please call Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) at 1-888-221-2133.
  • After hours: If you have called HPPH after 4 p.m., we will call you back the next business day, Monday through Friday, to help arrange testing.
  • Locations and hours of Huron Perth COVID-19 Community Testing Centres [PDF] | May 6, 2021

Anyone with severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, or any other medical emergency should call 9-1-1.

Getting test results

  • Turnaround time for test results varies.
  • Please note that while you will be notified of a positive result, negative results are given through the online portal and require a photo health (OHIP) card.
    • Please discuss alternative arrangements to receive testing results if you:
      • Do not have a photo health OHIP card (green card)
      • Have a red-and-white OHIP card
      • Do not have access to the internet
      • Are unable to understand a website in English

If, after seven days, your test results have not appeared online contact Huron Perth Public Health.

Contact tracing

  • If you have been identified by public health as a high risk contact of a confirmed or probable case:
    • Public Health will advise about testing. You will be told to isolate at home immediately.
    • If you have symptoms, any close contacts who were in contact with you in the 48 hours before your symptoms started will also be told to isolate and to contact HPPH if they develop any symptoms.
    • HPPH will follow up with you and your contacts as needed during this time.
  • How To Care For A Child Who Needs To Self-Isolate [PDF] | Public Health Ontario, April 14, 2021